Lavrung

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Guanyingqiao, Khroskyabs, Western Jiarong, Zhongzhai
Population

50,000 (Lin 1993).

Location

Sichuan province: northwest Jinchuan county; Maerkang county southwest tip on Jinchuan river tributaries; southeast Rangtang county.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Tibetan.

Dialects

Xiaoyili, Siyaowu, Muerzong, Guanyingqiao, Ergali, Taiyanghe, Ere, Yelong. Phonologically Western and Northern are fairly similar and differ greatly from Eastern. Lexical similarity: 60% between Western and Northern Jiarong dialects.

Typology

SOV; phonologically and lexically similar to Tibetan, grammatically more similar to Pumi and Qiang; complex consonant clusters; limited pitch contrast.

Language Development
Grammar.
Other Comments

Buddhist, traditional religion.

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